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Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.

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They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Douglass Van Buren "Doug" STONE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 28 May 1924 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died on 17 Aug 2000 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried on 19 Aug 2000 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Doug married 1 Grace SHURTLEFF on 23 Jan 1943 in Snyder, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

  Douglass Van Buren Stone was born 28 May 1924 in Ashley County, Arkansas.  He was the only (surviving) male child of Robert and Ruth Stone.
  Doug married Grace Shurtleff on 23 January 1943 in Snyder, Ashley Co., Arkansas.  They continued to live in the Bearhouse Township area, near Doug's parents.
   In October, 1969, Doug started serving as the Director of Music for the Northside Baptist Church in Monticello.  He held this position for more than 15 years.  He also served as Sunday School director for 11 years, served as secretary for the Board of Deacons, and served as a member of the Bartholomew Baptist Association Executive Board.  Doug was also very active in Gideons International.
  Around 1986 Douglass and Grace moved to Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  Doug developed Parkinson's disease which became increasingly debilitating through the 1990s.  Grace lovingly cared for him through this trying time.  Doug passed away on 17 August 2000, and is buried in the Hamburg Cemetery, Arkansas.

Obituary:
   Douglass V. B. Stone, 76, of Hamburg died on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Hamburg.  Stone was a native of Ashley County, a former resident of Monticello and a resident of Hamburg for the past 16 years.  He retired from the Drew County Road Department in 1986, and he was a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg.  He was a Gideon, a Mason and a member of the Woodmen of the World.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert M. and Ruth Mason Douglass Stone, and two sisters, Blanche White and Robbie Fleming.
   Survivors include his wife, Grace Shurtleff Stone of Hamburg; a son, Robert E. Stone and his wife Fran of Crossett; a daughter, Joyce Hussey and her husband, J. C.; a sister, Anna Ruth Kelley and her husband, Hershel; three grandchildren Robert D. Stone and his wife Susan of Crossett, Robinan Gentry and her husband Derrick of Monroe, La., and James R. Shell and his wife Donna of Washington, DC; and five great-grandchildren.
   Funeral was on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Hamburg, with Dr. Bobby Pennington and the Rev. Klois Hargis officiating.  Interment followed at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.  Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. Linda Shiver, 215 James Stone Road, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Grace SHURTLEFF [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 14 Jul 1924 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died on 20 Apr 2001 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried on 23 Apr 2001 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Grace married 1 Douglass Van Buren STONE "Doug" on 23 Jan 1943 in Snyder, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

  Grace was born on 14 July 1924 in Ashley Co., Arkansas, and was the fourth of eight children born to Walter and Ardell. Less than a week before Grace's 6th birthday her younger brother, Walter Ervin Jr., would die at age 3.

Obituary:
  Mrs. Grace Shurtleff Stone, 76, of Hamburg died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. A native of Ashley County, a resident of Hamburg for the past 15 years and a former resident of Monticello, she retired from the Monticello post office in 1966. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas V. B. Stone in August, 2000; her parents, Walter and Ardell Young Shurtleff; a brother, Norman Shurtleff; and a sister Ozell Poole.
  Survivors include a son, Robert Stone and wife Fran of Crossett; a daughter, Joyce Hussey and husband J. C. of Berryville; four sisters, Mildred Johnson and Bobbie Roberts of Little Rock, Billie Sheppard of Alexandria, and Alice Grider of Crossett; three grandchildren, Robert Stone and wife Susan of Crossett; Robinan Gentry and husband Derrick of Monroe, LA, and James R. Shell and wife Donna of Manassas, VA; and five great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, in the First Baptist Church of Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Jack Ragland, Ronnie LaGrone, Tommy Hollis, Donald Wayne, Bob Rush and Freddie Martin. Burial followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery with arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 83, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Mount Olive Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Shiver, 215 James Stone Road, Hamburg, AR 71646.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

Robert Marion "Bob" STONE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 Nov 1893 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized 2 on 22 Sep 1907 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died on 29 May 1982 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried on 30 May 1982 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Bob married 3 Ruth Mason DOUGLASS on 13 Mar 1915 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

  Robert or Bob to some was born 17 November 1893 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.  He was the first of fourteen children born to Jackson and Anna.  Robert was named after his uncle, Jackson's younger brother, who had died five years before at the early age of 18.  This continues an honoring of a previous generation "Robert" who met an untimely death.  (Robert Marion Stone's uncle was in fact named after HIS uncle--Robert, son of Rauley and Tabitha Stone, who in 1863 was killed while serving in the Confederate Army with the 18th Alabama Infantry, Company G).
  Robert would grow up and spend much of his life in Bearhouse Township where he is noted as living with his parents in the 1900 and 1910 census.  He attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Berea, where he likely met Ruth Mason Douglass.   
   Robert and Ruth were married in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas on 15 March 1915 by R. L. Griswould, J. P.; this was the first wedding performed by Griswould.  They were married "sitting in a buggy in Rube Griswould's yard" [65th wedding anniversary announcement].  At the time of their marraige they were allegedly living in only a "tent" [Anna Ruth Stone Kelley].  For the first two and a half years after their marriage, Robert worked at the Gates Camp saw mill in Midway, Drew Co., Arkansas, just across the county border [50th Anniversary Announcement, Anna Ruth Stone Kelley].  They resided in Midway during this time, as indicated from Robert's 1917 WW I Registration Card.  From the card, Robert's physical description is given as "tall and slender" with "blue eyes and brown hair."  
   Robert and Ruth had their first child in 1916 (Blanche), followed by an infant who died at birth in 1918.  Sometime during 1918 Robert and Ruth moved back to Bearhouse Township, Ashley County, near Robert's parents.  The 1920 census indicates a female boarder, age 47, by the name of Arrington, was also living with them.  In 1920 Robert and Ruth's third child, Robbie, was born, followed in 1925 by their fourth child Douglass.  Robert and Ruth had their last child, Anna Ruth, in 1935.
  About 1931 Robert began driving a school bus, busing kids from Berea to Hamburg.  He would continue this job for more than 40 years, and all the kids growing up in Berea would come to know him.  In addition to driving the bus, Robert farmed and raised livestock.  
   In 1961 Robert and Ruth moved to 202 West Washington St. in Hamburg [65th anniversary announcement].  At this time they had each been members of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for more than 50 years.  After moving to town, they joined First Baptist Church.
  Robert passed away on 29 May 1982, and is buried at the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Obituary
  Mr. Robert M. Stone, 88, of Hamburg, died Saturday, May 29, 1982 at Crossett.  Mr. Stone was a native of Ashley County, a retired farmer and a member of Hamburg First Baptist Church.  Mr. Stone was a deacon in the Hamburg First Baptist Church, a member of the Woodman of the World and had drove a school bus for the Hamburg School District for over 40 years.
   He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mrs. Ruth Douglas Stone; a son, Douglas Stone of Monticello; two daughters, Ann Ruth Kelley and Robbie Fleming, both of Hamburg; two brothers, James Stone of Hamburg, and Henry Stone of Pine Bluff; seven sisters, Mrs. Lula McKinney of Crossett, Mr. Gladys Boykin of Malvern, Mrs. Agnes Adair of Snyder, Mrs. Alma Bailey of Monticello, Mrs. Vonnie Bailey of Wilmar, Mrs. Irene Smith of Monticello, Mrs. Anna Rawley of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
  Funeral services were on Sunday, May 30, 1982, 3 p.m. at the Hamburg First Baptist Church with the Dr. Tommy Cunningham and Rev. Raymond Carpenter officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Ferguson, Marion Kelley, Scott Kelley, Curtis White, Robert Stone and Jack Shell. Honorary Pallbearers were Barney Sullivan, Claude Riley, Sr., Charlie Carpenter, Francis Kelley, Luther Ashcraft, Billy Foote, Bennie Franklin, J. W. Hall, Malvin Kelley, Billey Riley, W. Z. Spencer, David Bays and Dr. J. D. Rankin. Interment was in the Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Ruth Mason DOUGLASS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 23 Aug 1896 in Rains Co., Texas. She was baptized 3 on 14 Jul 1911 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 2, 4 on 17 Sep 1986 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Ruth married 1 Robert Marion STONE "Bob" on 13 Mar 1915 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Obituary from the Sept 24, 1986 edition of the Ashley County Ledger:
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Ruth D. Stone
   Mrs. Ruth Douglass Stone, 90, of Hamburg died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, 1986, at the Ashley Memorial Hospital in Crossett. Mrs. Stone was a native of Kosciusko, Miss., and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. She was the widow of Robert M. Stone.
   Mrs. Stone was born August 23, 1896, to the late Willie and Mary Douglass and lived in Mississippi until she was two years old. The family then moved to Texas, moving back to Arkansas by covered wagon when she was seven years old.
At age 19, she married Robert Marion Stone of Hamburg. They had been married 67 years when Mr. Stone died 4'/s years ago. They were the parents of four children: Blanche, Robbie, Douglass and Anna Ruth.
   Mrs. Stone is survived by one son, Douglass Stone, and one daughter, Anna Ruth Kelley, both of Hamburg. Other survivors include one sister, Elsie Riviere of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren, Kathryn Shell, Bobby Ferguson, Robert Stone and Marion Kelley of Hamburg, Joyce Hussey of Berryville, Curtis White of Benton, Scott Kelley of Fort Worth, Texas, and Harolyn Ann Stevenson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and 14 greatgrandchildren, Carrie and Robert White; Sonny, Holley and Joseph Stevenson; Robert Douglass and Robinan Stone, Kendrah and Kassey Ferguson; Kayla, Farrah Lynn and Jim Bob Shell, and Angela and Marion Kelley. She is also survived by three sons-inlaw, Rev. Harold White, Hurshel Kelley and Woody Fleming, and one daughter-in-law, Grace Stone.
   Funeral services were Thursday, September 18, 1986 at 2 p. m. in the first Baptist Church in Hamburg with the Revs. Bobby Pennington, Harold White and James Hickman officiating.  Pallbearers were Curtis White, Robert Stone, Bobby Ferguson, Marion Kelley, Scott Kelley and Jack Shell. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Mack Sullivan, Billy Riley, Malvin Kelley, Fred LaGrone, Dr. J. D. Rankin, Dr. Charles Hicks, Jack Carpenter, Jr., I.G. Riley, Luther Ashcraft, Raymond Bright, H.C. Moyers, Buddy Atkins, Arthur Riley, Freeman Shell, Harry Noble, Bennie Franklin, Charles Berryman, Buddy Barnes, Claude Barnes, Nap Murphy, Eugene White, Odis Lawrence, Leon Tubbs and Charlie Carpenter.
   Interment was in the Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg.
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They had the following children.

  F i Mary Blanche "Blanche" STONE was born on 18 Nov 1916. She died on 21 Jul 1978.
  M ii
Willie Marion "Marion" STONE 1, 2 was born on 22 Mar 1918 in Midway, Drew Co., Arkansas. He died on 22 Mar 1918 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 3 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  F iii Robbie Aryllis STONE was born on 14 Nov 1920. She died on 9 Feb 1986.
  M iv Douglass Van Buren "Doug" STONE was born on 28 May 1924. He died on 17 Aug 2000.
  F v Living.

Walter Ervin SHURTLEFF [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 22 Jul 1891 in Meadville, Franklin Co., Mississippi. He was baptized 2 in 1907 in Central Baptist Church, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 3, 4, 5 on 11 Sep 1947 in Dermott, Chicot Co., Arkansas. He was buried 4 in Old Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Walter married Maggie Ardell YOUNG "Ardell" on 14 Jan 1917 in Line, Drew Co., Arkansas.

   Walter Ervin was born on 22 July 1891 in Meadville, Franklin County, Mississippi, and was the fifth child of William and Alice. Walter moved to Ashley County, Arkansas as an infant sometime between July 1892 and August 1893. His mother joined Central Baptist Church in Ashley County Arkansas in 1899, and his father would later join via baptism in August, 1904 when Walter was 13 years old. His parents were very active in the church during his teen years. Walter would be baptized at Central Baptist Church in 1907 at age 16 (Central Baptist Church records).
   Walter married Ardell on 14 January 1917 in Line, Arkansas, and from that union would issue 8 children: 6 girls and 2 boys, with only one of the boys (Norman Faye) living past childhood.  From Walter's June 1917 WW I Registration Card, he is noted as being of medium height and build, with light gray eyes and dark brown hair.  At this time they are living in Hudspeth, Arkansas, (located along the Drew and Chicot county line) and he is "working for himself" as a farmer.
   For the 1920 census, Walter and Ardell were living near Line, in Bayou Township, Ashley County, Arkansas, near Ardell's parents house. The have two children, Ozell and 2 month-old Mildred. It is noted they owned their home and had no mortgage against it. The couple was still living in Bayou Township for the 1930 census with children Ozell, Mildred, Alice, Grace and Walter Jr. listed.
    Walter would be 52 years old when his last child, Billy Gail, was born in 1943 (Ardell was 43 years old). Walter died on 11 September 1947, just before the fourth birthday of Billy Gail. He was buried in Old Troy Cemetery, near Line, Drew County, Arkansas.
    Note that the birth and death dates are incorrect in the "William Shurtleff Descendants" book.  A 1910 census listing for Walter has not been found.

Maggie Ardell "Ardell" YOUNG [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 1, 2 on 21 Dec 1900 in Line, Drew Co., Arkansas. She died 3 on 12 Jun 1972 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. She was buried in Old Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Ardell married Walter Ervin SHURTLEFF on 14 Jan 1917 in Line, Drew Co., Arkansas.

   Ardell Young was born on 21 December 1900 near Line, in Collins Township, Drew County, Arkansas to Carden and Estelle.  Sometime before 1910 Ardell would move with her family from the Drew County side of Line, Arkansas, to the Ashley County side as for the 1910 census the family was residing near Line in Bayou Township of Ashley County. Ardell was the third of ten children born to Carden and Estelle.
    Ardell married Walter Ervin Shurtleff on 14 January 1917, within a month after her 16th birthday.  One year later their first child, Ozell, was born when Ardell was 17. As seen from the Walter's biography, Ardell and Walter were residing near Line in Bayou Township, Ashley County, Arkansas for the 1920 and 1930 census.
   In 1944 Ardell and Walter moved from line to Boydell, Ashley Co., Arkansas [Mildred Shurtleff Johnson].  Shortly thereafter, in September 1947, Ardell would be left a widow with three children still in the home: Norman, age 11; Bobby Jean, age 6; and Billy Gail, almost 4.
    Ardell lived in Boydell, Ashley Co. for around eighteeen years.  In front of her house were several pecan trees--she sold pecans for additional income [Joyce G. Stone Hussey].  Ardell was in Boydell until about September 1962, when her youngest child Billy Gail left to attend business school in Little Rock. (The Boydell house burned sometime before 2004 and is no longer standing [Robert E. Stone]).  She moved into her son Norman's house in Crossett, and remained there until September 1963, at which time she moved in with Billy into an apartment.  Billy married Charles five months later and Ardell lived with Charles and Billy with visits to her other children until about March 1972, when she moved in with daughter Grace in Monticello.
    Ardell had been diagnosed with diabetes in 1965, which became increasingly debilitating.  Soon after moving in with Grace, she went to the nursing home in Monticello and was there a few years until her death.  Ardell died on 12 June 1972 at the age of 71, after spending almost 25 years as a widow.  She was buried beside Walter in the Old Troy Cemetery, near Line in Drew County.

Obituary from "The Banner News" (Magnolia, Arkansas), 13 June 1972:
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   Mrs. Ardell Shurtleff, 71, of Monticello, sister of Mrs. Ethel Dingler of 128 S. Oakland, died Monday. She was the widow of Walter E. Shurtelff and was a Baptist.
    Other survivors include a son, Norman Shurtleff of Prescott; six daughters, Mrs. Mildred Johnson, Miss Bobby Shurtleff, Mrs. Billy Shepherd, all of Little Rock, Mrs. Ozell Poole of Mississippi, Mrs. Alice Grider of Crossett and Mrs. Grace Stone of Monticello; three brothers, Grady Young of Benton, Wilson Young of Virginia and Pete Young of Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Hair of Louisiana and Mrs. Ola Crawley of Florida, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Funeral was at 2 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Chapel in Hamburg.  Burial was at Old Troy Cemetery (Drew County).
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They had the following children.

  F i Ozell SHURTLEFF was born on 20 Jan 1918. She died on 16 Dec 1985.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Grace SHURTLEFF was born on 14 Jul 1924. She died on 20 Apr 2001.
  M v
Walter Ervin SHURTLEFF Jr. was born on 21 Jan 1927 in Line, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died on 6 Jul 1930. He was buried 1 in Old Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.
  M vi Norman Faye SHURTLEFF was born on 21 Jun 1936. He died in Mar 1982.
  F vii Living.
  F viii Living.

Jackson Van Buren STONE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 Nov 1870 in Arkansas. He died 2 on 22 Sep 1968 3 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Jackson married 4, 5 Anna Elizabeth Fidelia RILEY on 29 Jan 1893 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

   Jackson was born 17 November 1870 and was the eighth of William "Bill" and Artimisa "Jane" Stone.  However, four of the previous children did not live past age five.  Jackson was likely born in Carter Township, Ashley Co., Arkansas, around five miles southeast of Hamburg where his parents were known to reside five months prior to his birth [1870 Census].  It appears that Jackson Van Buren Stone was named after his uncle, Rev. Jackson Van Buren Waldrop (his mother's brother).  
    In 1880, at age 9, the family was still in Carter Township.  Also this year Jackson's father would die, leaving his mother Jane with seven children in the home.  In 1888, Jackson's older brother, Robert Marion, would die just before his 19th birthday.  Jackson and Robert were less than two years in age apart and likely close, as Jackson would later name his firstborn son after him.  Jackson's mother, Jane, died in 1890 just before his 20th birthday.  After her death, it is noted that 80 acres of land which was in Jane's name was jointly conveyed to Jackson and his younger brother William Norman (T17S, R62, S33, N½SW).  This land is located southeast of Hamburg, about 5.5 miles out on Hwy 8, then 3/4 of a mile to the south (reference the map in William B. Stone's scrapbook section of the electronic report).  The land patent was likely filed in 1890 soon after Jane's death, but was not officially granted until 1892.
    In 1893, Jackson would marry Anna Riley, and the union resulted in fourteen children, with twelve living to adulthood.  Their marriage was announced in the February 2nd, 1893, edition of the Ashley County Eagle which proclaimed "Jackson Stone and Miss Annie Riley were married by Rev. W. T. Adams recently."  Their first child was born later in 1893, Robert Marion, and would be named after Jackson's younger brother Robert Marion, who had died in 1888.  Jackson and Anna's firstborn daughter, Julia Fidelia Stone, would be named after Anna's mom, who died eleven days after giving birth to Anna.
   At the time of or soon after their marriage, it is thought that Jackson and Anna moved to Berea to 80 acres given to them by Anna's father, Jim Riley [Anna Stone interview, March 2005].  Jackson and Anna were certainly in Berea by July 1895, as this is when Jackson became a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Berea "by letter."  Anna would become a member a year later in July 1896 by "experience and baptism" [Mt. Olive records, p. 73].  It is thought that Anna's father, Jim Riley, gave them 80 acres of land in Berea.  (Incidentally, the move to Berea may also be correlated with a tornado that came through the original Stone land southeast of Hamburg on 14 February 1893.  The tornado destroyed the home of Jackson's brother, John Benton, as well as killing John's wife and seriously injuring three of his children.  John's home site was within half a mile of Jackson's land.)
   The 1900 census indicates the family was residing in Bearhouse Township, Ashley Co., Arkansas.  In May 1911, Jackson was elected deacon of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and was ordained a month later [ibid, p. 110].  In 1923 their youngest child, Anna Winnimae, was born when Jackson was 52 and Anna 45.  On 25 January 1925 Jackson and family were granted letters leaving Mt. Olive Baptist Church [ibid, p. 130].  At this time the family moved to a Gates' logging camp near Wilmar, Drew Co., Arkansas.  The stay there was short, for soon after they went to "Crossett logging camp" [Anna Stone, March 2005 interview].  Jackson helped build some of the first houses for the Crossett Lumber Company [Gladys Stone Boykin].  (Note that the move to Gates Camp may have been to a location near the Crossett Camp in Ashley county--it is known that the Gates Camp moved into the Crossett Camp from Wilmar in 1925-26, [Reflections of Ashley County, p. 170]).  
    In 1929, the family returned to Bearhouse Township, Ashley County, and purchased land from William Jeptha Douglass, who was the father-in-law of two of Jackson's children [Anna Stone interview, Gladys Stone Boykin article].  This land was around 1/2 mile south of the Mt. Olive Church.  (According to Jackson's granddaughter, Anna Ruth Stone Kelley, this land was never owned by Jackson, but was eventually owned by Jackson's son, Robert Marion Stone).  It was at the Douglass place that the family was residing for the 1930 census.  It is also noted from the 1930 census that their first son, Robert Marion, is living near them with wife Ruth and three children.  Jackson and Anna resided on this property until around 1944 or 1945, when they moved a few miles to the southeast to Snyder, Ashley Co., Arkansas [Anna Stone, Anna Ruth Stone Kelley].  Shortly before their move to Snyder, Jackson and Anna moved to Booneville, Arkansas.  They were in Booneville for around six months and stayed with Anna's first cousin, Dr. Jesse Dean Riley, who was superintendent of the state sanatorium there.  Jackson did carpentry work during their stay in Booneville.  Returning to Snyder, they owned a home immediately to the west of Snyder cemetery, living there until just before Anna died in 1954 [Gladys Stone Boykin].
    Jackson was widowed on 4 January 1954 with the death of Anna.  Jackson died 9 years later on 22 September 1968 in Ashley Co. less than two months before his 99th birthday.  His longevitiy surpassed that of his grandfather, Rauley Stone, who had died in 1892 in Alabama at more than 90 years old.  Jackson was buried in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
    Jackson was known to comment on how he would love to travel back to Alabama and learn more about the Stone family history [Anna Stone].

Obituary from the Sept. 26, 1968 edition of the Ashley County Ledger:
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Services For Jackson Stone Held Monday
   Jackson Van Buren Stone, aged 97, of Snyder died in a Crossett hospital Sunday, September 22. Mr. Stone was one of the last surviving pioneer citizens of Ashley county. He had lived most of his life in the Mt. Olive community, north of Hamburg, and was a retired farmer. He was a Baptist.
   Mr. Stone is survived by three sons, Robert and James Stone, Hamburg; Henry Stone, Pine Bluff; nine daughters, Mrs. Fedelia Douglas, Dermott; Mrs. Lula McKinney, Crossett; Mrs. Alma Bailey, Mrs. Helen Trimm and Mrs. Irene Smith, Monticello; Mrs. Vonnie Bailey, Wilmar; Mrs. Gladys Boykin, Malvern; Mrs. Agnes Adair, Snyder; Mrs. Ann Rowley, Atlanta, Ga.; forty grandchildren, fiftyseven great grandchildren and eleven great, great grandchildren.
   Funeral services were at 2:30 P. M. Monday in the First Baptist Church, Hamburg, by the Revs. E. E. Griever, Klois Hargis, Jerry Selby and Harold White.
   Pallbearers were Edward Turnage, Charles Turnage, Billy Bailey, Jimmy Bailey, Jack Douglas, Charles Glen Stone, John Charles Wisner, C. I. Burchfield and Douglas Stone.
   Burial was in the Mt. Olive cemetery with Jones Funeral Home in charge.
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Anna Elizabeth Fidelia RILEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 26 Jan 1878 in Arkansas. She was baptized in Jul 1896 3 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. She died 4 on 4 Jan 1954 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Anna married 5, 6 Jackson Van Buren STONE on 29 Jan 1893 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Aug 1901: appointed to a committee at Mt. Olive Baptist Church to buy "wall lamps" (Mt. Olive Records, p. 98).

Anna's mother, Julia, died only five days after she was born, presumably from complications related to the birth. Anna's second middle name, Fidelia, is thought to have been given to her as a memorial to her mother (whose middle name was Fidelia). From the 1880 census, it is seen that Anna is in the household of her grandfather, James Cooper RILEY in Bearhouse, Ashley Co., AR. Her father, James Nathan RILEY is living in a nearby house by himself.

Anna died of cancer (Joyce G. STONE).

Obituary
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MRS. J. V. STONE
Mrs. J. V. B. Stone, aged 75, lifelong resident of Ashley county, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. I. Burchfield in Crossett Monday, January 4.
Mrs. Stone and her husband, who survives lived most of their lives in the Mount Olive community, north of Hamburg, and were from members of the earliest Ashley county families. The couple, who have 12 living descendants, had children attending Ashley county Schools for 40 continuous years. She was one of the oldest members of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Those surviving are her husband; three sons, Robert Stone and James Stone, Hamburg, Henry Stone, Monticello; nine daughters, Mrs. T. D. Douglas, West Memphis, Mrs. C. I. Burchfield, Crossett, Mrs. John Bailey, Little Rock, Mrs. Jim Bailey, Wilmar, Mrs. J. C. Wisner, Wilmot, Mrs. Zack Boykin, Malvern, Mrs. Henry Smith, Monticello, Mrs. Thomas Adair, Snyder and Mrs. Cecil Rowley, Silver Springs, Md., one brother, Ira Riley, Hamburg and one sister, Mrs. Velma Clark, Hamburg.
Forty-six grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 2 p. m. Wednesday by Revs. Joe: Warbington, Robert Smith, Thad Douglas and Harold White. Burial was in the Mt. Olive cemetery with Jones Funeral Home in charge.
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Marriage Notes:

Married by Brother Lorenza C. Adams.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert Marion "Bob" STONE was born on 17 Nov 1893. He died on 29 May 1982.
  F ii Julia Fidelia "Fidelia" STONE was born on 3 Oct 1895. She died on 28 Oct 1976.
  M iii
Carney O. STONE 1 was born 2 on 11 Aug 1897 in Arkansas. He died 2, 3 on 13 Apr 1905 in Berea, Ashley Co., Akansas. He was buried 4 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

From the Ashley County Eagle, April 20, 1905:
"A little eight-year-old son of Jack Stone, Berea, died of congestion last Thursday."
  F iv Lula Jane STONE was born on 24 Nov 1899. She died in Apr 1993.
  F v Alma Cumy STONE was born on 11 Feb 1902. She died on 15 Aug 1994.
  F vi Vonnie Ann STONE was born on 12 Sep 1903. She died on 18 Jan 1995.
  F vii Helen Elizabeth STONE was born on 5 Feb 1905. She died on 17 Mar 1972.
  F viii Gladys Jocie STONE was born on 19 Nov 1906. She died on 25 May 1995.
  M ix Charles Henry "Henry" STONE was born on 23 Nov 1908. He died on 27 Sep 1983.
  M x
George D. STONE 1 was born 2 on 4 Oct 1910 in Arkansas. He died 2 on 18 Dec 1911. He was buried 2, 3 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.
  F xi Irene STONE was born on 29 Jan 1913. She died on 11 Feb 1998.
  M xii James Jackson STONE was born on 28 Jan 1916. He died on 25 Apr 1998.
  F xiii Living.
  F xiv Living.

Carden E. YOUNG [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 9 Jul 1872 in Arkansas. He died 1 on 1 Feb 1939 in Montrose, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 2 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Carden married 1 Estelle H. TURNER on 18 Aug 1895.

Estelle H. TURNER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 4 Oct 1878 in Mississippi. She died 2, 3 on 9 Apr 1963 in Westlake, Louisiana. She was buried 4 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Estelle married 1 Carden E. YOUNG on 18 Aug 1895.

Obituary from the 11 Apr 1963 Arkansas Gazette:
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Mrs. Estelle T. Young, Widow of C. E. Young.
Hamburg, April 10.--Mrs. Estelle Turner Young, aged 84, of West Lake, La, widow of C. E. Young, died Tuesday at Tulsa, LA.  She was formerly of Montrose (Ashley County) and was a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include three sons, Wilson Young of Virginia, Grady Young of Benton and Pete Young of Chicago; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Dingler of Magnolia, Mrs. Ardell Shurtliff of Crossett, Mrs. Helen Hair of West Lake and Mrs. Ola Crawley of Florida, 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be at Troy Cemetery.
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They had the following children.

  F i Ethel Lee YOUNG was born on 26 Jul 1896. She died in Mar 1977.
  M ii
Clifton Grady "Grady" YOUNG was born 1, 2 on 3 Jan 1899 in Arkansas. He died 3 on 11 Mar 1978. He was buried 4 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.

From Grady's 1918 WW I registration card, he is noted as being of medium build and height, with blue eyes and dark hair. At this time he is noted as living in Line, Drew Co., Arkansas, with his father and mother as his closest relatives.
Apr 1963:  residing in Benton, Arkansas

  F iii Maggie Ardell "Ardell" YOUNG was born on 21 Dec 1900. She died on 12 Jun 1972.
  M iv
Alton T. YOUNG was born on 27 Mar 1903. He died on 30 Sep 1903. He was buried 1 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.
  M v
Claude E. "Jury" YOUNG was born 1, 2 on 20 Feb 1906 in Arkansas. He died 2 on 14 Jun 1956.

Nickname per Mildred Shurtleff Johnson
  F vi Helen YOUNG was born on 30 Jan 1909. She died on 15 May 1989.
  F vii Ola YOUNG was born on 19 Jun 1911. She died on 11 Mar 1997.
  M viii Living.
  F ix
Hattie Mae YOUNG was born 1, 2, 3 on 26 Feb 1919 in Arkansas. She died 3 on 14 Feb 1945.
  M x
Carroll Pete "Pete" YOUNG was born 1, 2 on 17 Aug 1924 in Arkansas. He died 3 on 14 Oct 1993 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. He was buried 4 in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Name from sister's obituary.

April 1963:  Living in Chicago, Illinois
Jun 1972:  Living in Illinois


Living [Parents].

Living [Parents].

Other marriages:
Living

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.

Howard Thornton LOONEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 19 Oct 1918 in Teague, Freestone Co., Texas. He died on 14 Jul 1974 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas from Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack). He was buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. Howard married Betty Lou DEHLINGER on 15 Feb 1946 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas.

Some documents (birth certificate included) list name as Howard Thorning Looney.   Later the mistake was corrected through an affidavit by Lily Lenore Looney and the issuance of a new birth certificate.

Betty Lou DEHLINGER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Nov 1925 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. She died on 2 Dec 2002 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. She was buried on 6 Dec 2002 in Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. Betty married Howard Thornton LOONEY on 15 Feb 1946 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas.

Other marriages:
Living

Obituary (Holmes County Herald, Holmes Co., Mississippi):
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  Betty Lou Zeliff of El Paso, TX passed away Sunday night, December 2, 2002. She was born Nov. 12, 1925 in El Paso, TX to Walter Dehlinger and Fae H Humphrey; both are deceased. She graduated from Alta Vista, Austin High School and attended Texas College of Mines (UTEP). She married Howard Looney, who died in 1974. She was employed by the EL Paso Independent School District until her retirement in 1984. She served as a volunteer at Columbia Hospital for a number of years, and was a member of Vista Del Sol Baptist Church, League of Women Voters, El Paso County Historical Society, Discover El Paso, and Woman's Department Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.   Survivors include her husband Ray Zeliff; daughters Joneen Michael of Goodman and Margaret Ames of Anchorage, Alaska; 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister, Pearl La Rock of El Paso and a brother Ross Dehlinger of Nordland, Washington. She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Looney. Funeral services were held Dec 6 at First Baptist Church of Horizon City. San Jose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii
Edward Walter "Ed" LOONEY [scrapbook] was born on 6 Oct 1949 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. He died on 18 Oct 1989 in Denver, Colorado. He was buried 1 in Box Canyon, near Cloudcroft (Ashes Spread), New Mexico.
  F iii Living.

Walter DEHLINGER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 May 1893 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. He died 2 on 2 Jul 1963 in Marshall, Harrison Co., Texas from Complications from Emphysema (Smoking Tobacco). He was buried 1 in Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. Walter married Hazel Fae HUMPHREY "Fae" on 24 Apr 1918 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas.

1934:  residing in El Paso, Texas.
Died while a patient at the T&P Hospital (Pearl Dehlinger LaRock).  

Hazel Fae "Fae" HUMPHREY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 2 Feb 1896 in DePere, Brown Co., Wisconsin. She died on 10 Nov 1987 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas from Natural Causes. She was buried in Restlawn Cemetery, El Paso, Texas. Fae married Walter DEHLINGER on 24 Apr 1918 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas.

They had the following children.

  F i Doris Carol DEHLINGER was born on 4 Mar 1919. She died on 20 Aug 1998.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Betty Lou DEHLINGER was born on 12 Nov 1925. She died on 2 Dec 2002.
  M iv Living.
  M v
Roy Delmont DEHLINGER 1 was born on 12 Oct 1940 in El Paso Co., Texas. He died on 10 Jun 1942 1 in El Paso Co., Texas 1.

According to one story, the doctors were late arriving to the birth, and the nurses did not allow Roy to be born on time, causing deformities.  Note that the Texas birth index places Roy's birth in Ellis Co., Texas, south of Dallas.  However, per his older sister Pearl, Roy was born at the Masonic hospital in El Paso, Texas.  

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